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att.JAPAN Issue 46, May 2009

Noge

We are introducing Noge, a town in Yokohama, which still retains the atmosphere of an old town. The Noge area is located on the hillside of Sakuragicho Station.

Exit Sakuragicho Station, and walk towards the direction of Yokohama Station until coming across Momiji-zaka slope. Then turn left then and go up the stone-paved slope, you will soon reach Kamon-yama Park. Around 1882, the former warriors of the Hikone Clan purchased the hill land of this area for Ii family (the lord of the Hikone Clan), and built a monument in honor of Ii Naosuke (1815-1860 / a top aide to the Shogun in the Edo Period) who contributed to the opening of the port of Yokohama. In 1914, the Ii family donated this land to Yokohama City. Yokohama City named the land "Kamon-yama Park" as Ii Naosuke was also called "Kamonn-no-suke." Kamon-yama Park is renowned for its cherry blossoms.

From Momiji-zaka slope, head for Nogeyama Park, seeing Iseyama Kotai Jingu Shrine on the left. Nogeyama Park has an observatory deck, which commands a panoramic view of Minato Mirai 21 area, and the port of Yokohama. It also has a zoo, which opened in 1951, where about 120 species of animals can be seen.

Let's go down the Noge-zaka slope to the Noge Shopping Street. Along the Noge O-dori Street stands "Yokohama Nigiwai-za," a theater mainly for Rakugo - Japanese comic story telling. The street is lined with shops including Western style restaurants, yakitori grilled chicken or oden, Japanese stew dish restaurants, taverns and karaoke. Most of the shops are reasonably priced and casually enjoyable. In the twilight the shops are illuminated with neon lights and hanging red lanterns in front of Japanese bars, which would make you, feel as if you were back in time some decades ago.

Noge is also famous for the large-scale annual street performance event. Street performers from home and abroad get together in Yokohama and perform their juggling, tricks, pantomimes, and marionette shows. Every year from the middle to late April, the street performance festival is held mainly at Noge. Their shows are also performed at the Minato Mirai 21 and the Isezaki Mall in Yokohama.

"Kogane-cho Bazaar," an art event was held in the Kogane-cho and Hinode-cho areas in 2008. Since its success, a project to revitalize the city by introducing art into it is now under way now. Two art galleries have been recently built under the elevated railroad of the Keihin Kyuko Line. It is nice to visit the art spots and stroll along a row of cherry trees lining the Ooka River.

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